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Week in Review: Soldier Comes Home, Koenig Remembered, Heads Shaved for Cancer

Here are the biggest stories from the past week.

Longtime Caldwell Municipal Attorney Dies

Longtime Caldwell Municipal Attorney and a statewide authority in land use matters Stuart R. Koenig died suddently on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. He was 65. 

Former Caldwell Mayor Paul Jemas remembers Koenig here

Help Needed for Wounded Soldier's Homecoming

U.S. Army Specialist Derek McConnell will get a hero's welcome in Parsippany on Sunday, Sept. 23. A homecoming party for the 22-year-old veteran is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. that Sunday at 31 Green Hill Road. Anyone who wishes to celebrate McConnell's life and service to the nation is invited to attend.

Community Invited to Greek Fest

Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Roseland is celebrating its one year anniversary at the end of the month with the First Annual Roseland Greek Cultural Festival. Area residents are invited to tour the church, feast on a gyro and other specialties and enjoy Greek culture at the festival, which will be held from Sept. 28-30.

The St. Baldrick's celebration at the Shillelagh Club in West Orange featured music, food and raised thousands of dollars for children with cancer.

Juan Antonio "John" Flores, 45, of West Caldwell, N.J. died on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.

Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Teresa Akersten at Teresa.Akersten@patch.com.

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